The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 61 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing HP 22 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.23% 2.93% 4.21%
As % of the Vendors category 4.90% 6.76% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Average daily rate
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£395 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.25% -27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £104 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £328 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +0.29%
HP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
449 340 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.58% 43.31% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 151 141
Average daily rate £488 £320 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.34% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 31
Average hourly rate £16.84 £12.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.72% -66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 9 £363 +13.28% 2
Warrington -17 2 - -
Knutsford 0 1 £425 - 1
Crewe -3 1 - -
Northwich - 1 - - 1
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 21 (40.38%) ITIL
3 18 (34.62%) Windows
3 18 (34.62%) Service Management
4 16 (30.77%) MCP
4 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 16 (30.77%) Cisco
4 16 (30.77%) OpenView
5 15 (28.85%) SLA
6 14 (26.92%) MS Office
7 12 (23.08%) Lotus
7 12 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (23.08%) IBM Notes
8 11 (21.15%) Finance
8 11 (21.15%) CMDB
9 10 (19.23%) VMware
9 10 (19.23%) CCNP
9 10 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (17.31%) CCNA
10 9 (17.31%) Opsware
11 8 (15.38%) Network Management
11 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (15.38%) HP NNM
11 8 (15.38%) NetScout
11 8 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (15.38%) CCIE
11 8 (15.38%) IBM
11 8 (15.38%) Migration

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (23.08%) IBM Notes
2 4 (7.69%) Exstream Dialogue
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (5.77%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (26.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Exstream
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) SAN
2 4 (7.69%) NAS
2 4 (7.69%) Internet
2 4 (7.69%) WAN
3 3 (5.77%) HTTP
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.85%) VLAN
4 2 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.85%) NX-OS
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) DNS
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.92%) VoIP
5 1 (1.92%) VPN
5 1 (1.92%) SNMP
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless
5 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
1 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.77%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) JUnit
1 3 (5.77%) Introscope
1 3 (5.77%) SonarQube
1 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.77%) Mockito
1 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
1 3 (5.77%) Selenium
1 3 (5.77%) JIRA
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Service Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Network Specialist
4 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) IT Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) J2EE
1 3 (5.77%) HTML
1 3 (5.77%) CSS
1 3 (5.77%) JDBC
1 3 (5.77%) Servlets
1 3 (5.77%) SOAP
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
1 3 (5.77%) XML
1 3 (5.77%) XSL
1 3 (5.77%) WSDL
1 3 (5.77%) JAX-RPC
1 3 (5.77%) JAX-RS
1 3 (5.77%) PowerMock
1 3 (5.77%) RESTful
1 3 (5.77%) Spring
1 3 (5.77%) JSON
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) CMDB
2 5 (9.62%) FlexPod
3 4 (7.69%) Open Source
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.92%) PMI
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) Handset
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) AIX
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.69%) UNIX
4 4 (7.69%) Solaris
5 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.85%) SUSE
6 2 (3.85%) Debian
6 2 (3.85%) HPUX
7 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) ITIL
2 18 (34.62%) Service Management
3 8 (15.38%) Network Management
3 8 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (15.38%) Migration
3 8 (15.38%) Change Management
4 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.69%) Project Management
5 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.77%) TDD
5 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.85%) Web Development
6 2 (3.85%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.85%) Web Application Development
6 2 (3.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Java
2 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
4 1 (1.92%) Jython
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) MCP
2 10 (19.23%) CCNP
2 10 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (17.31%) CCNA
4 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 8 (15.38%) CCIE
5 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (7.69%) MCSE
8 2 (3.85%) Degree
8 2 (3.85%) MCITP
8 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.85%) NCIE
9 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) OpenView
2 12 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (15.38%) HP NNM
4 4 (7.69%) SCCM
5 2 (3.85%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.85%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.85%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.92%) OVSD
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.77%) Cisco
3 12 (23.08%) Lotus
4 10 (19.23%) VMware
5 9 (17.31%) Opsware
6 8 (15.38%) NetScout
6 8 (15.38%) IBM
7 7 (13.46%) Citrix
8 6 (11.54%) Sun
9 4 (7.69%) Dell
9 4 (7.69%) Oracle
10 3 (5.77%) Compuware
10 3 (5.77%) NetApp
10 3 (5.77%) Perforce
11 2 (3.85%) BMC
11 2 (3.85%) EMC
12 1 (1.92%) Veritas
12 1 (1.92%) Avaya
12 1 (1.92%) Juniper
12 1 (1.92%) Remedy